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Conkers, catkins, acorns, adders…

notebookThis week’s prompt by Jude

“Words omitted from the 2007 Oxford Junior dictionary included acorn, adder, ash, beech, bluebell, buttercup, catkin, conker, cowslip, cygnet, dandelion, fern, hazel, heather, heron, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow. The words taking their places in the new edition included attachment, block-graph, blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut-and-paste, MP3 player and voice-mail.” Robert MacFarlane

An experiment:  Take a notebook and pen and write a short piece with your non-dominant hand from the  point of view of a child. Use one or more of the  words omitted from the Oxford Junior dictionary.

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